Saturday, June 30, 2012

Cool Clear Water!

We took a road trip to gather...water.  Moms Naturalistic Doctor gets his water directly from Mother Nature.  So we headed down the road to see what all the fuss was about.

It was a beautiful drive along the Seward Highway to mile 109.

When we got there other folks had the same idea.  I was told sometimes the line is thirteen people long!  A couple there said they use it for all there canning.

The water was coming right out of the rocky mountain.  It was ice cold and delicious!!!

We filedl up our jugs and headed out to explore the area afterwards.
We stopped at Beluga Point and hiked around a bit.  No Belugas spotted today but it was still fun to run around.

The tide was in and it covered up most of that silty mud.

Mom was enjoying all the wild flowers.

I was looking for sticks.  Gotta have sticks here for mama to throw!

We found our way down to the waters edge.

And I had my first experience with salt water and waves!  I bit those salty waves and played in the mud.  It was really cool!  Mama said I was on my own and she didn't want to get all muddy.  I brought some back for her to check out and deposited it all over her pants.  How could she not love mud?

We stopped again on the drive home when we spotted some waterfalls along the highway.

So when our 14 gallons of water is gone we get to do this all again....drink up!!!!


They should have a snow-cone eating challenge in the Pet Olympics!  I will compete in the Frisbee and stick competitions for sure.  Not sure what other events I will participate in yet, too many good choices!


Sunday, June 24, 2012

In the Summertime, when the weather is fine...

What's a dog to do?

Yup, lets go swimming!  And it is even more fun with a new friend!

Gotta shake it like you mean it!

Even though it doesn't look like it, I did share my ball with her, some of the time  : )

The weather was great today, in the high 70's.   Mama took me to cool off in Jewel Lake.
Mama says the water has not warmed up enough for her to swim yet but she will soon.  She swims like a fish.  She told me she swam just like me in this lake when she was a puppy.

Important Information

Pets in vehicles
Every year, hundreds of pets die from heat exhaustion because they are left in parked vehicles. We've heard the excuses: "Oh, it will just be a few minutes while I go into the store," or "But I cracked the windows..." These excuses don't amount to much if your pet becomes seriously ill or dies from being left in a vehicle.
The temperature inside your vehicle can rise almost 20º F in just 10 minutes. In 20 minutes, it can rise almost 30º F...and the longer you wait, the higher it goes. At 60 minutes, the temperature in your vehicle can be more than 40 degrees higher than the outside temperature. Even on a 70-degree day, that's 110 degrees inside your vehicle!
Your vehicle can quickly reach a temperature that puts your pet at risk of serious illness and even death, even on a day that doesn't seem hot to you. And cracking the windows makes no difference.
Want numbers? An independent study showed that the interior temperature of vehicles parked in outside temperatures ranging from 72 to 96º F rose steadily as time increased.
Estimated Vehicle Interior Air Temperature v. Elapsed Time
Elapsed time Outside Air Temperature (F)
70 75 80 85 90 95
0 minutes 70 75 80 85 90 95
10 minutes 89 94 99 104 109 114
20 minutes 99 104 109 114 119 124
30 minutes 104 109 114 119 124 129
40 minutes 108 113 118 123 128 133
50 minutes 111 116 121 126 131 136
60 minutes 113 118 123 128 133 138
> 1 hour 115 120 125 130 135 140
Courtesy Jan Null, CCM; Department of Geosciences, San Francisco State University

Sunday, June 17, 2012


My daddy loves me.  How can I tell?  Every time he goes out he brings me back a treat.          I can smell him coming!

He usually brings me a beef stick, mama squawks and says they aren't healthy but daddy knows I love them and brings them anyhow.

Oh so yummy, and he gives me a whole one to boot!

Thanks Daddy,   Happy  Fathers  Day!     I LOVE YOU!

The puppies are 6 weeks old and oh so cute.  Jamie does such a wonderful job on this clip, love the pups and the music too!


Saturday, June 9, 2012

Bears and Summer Fun!

Oh my, where to start?  Weather here has been windy, partly sunny one day and rain the next.  Bears are out trying to take advantage of Moose calving season.  We had a brown bear spotted just one house down from us.
Unfortunately it was shot and killed the next day, very sad.


 This is a photo of a black bear and her three cubs taken in Anchorage as they cross a neighborhood street.  

We do not see many bears in our neighborhood so it was exciting.  We are not pleased with the outcome as the bear was not showing aggression but had just killed a moose calf.  That's what bears do, they have to eat too.

Anyhow,  when the weather is fine you know where you'll find me...
Just doing the Awesome Aussie Tuck!

And helping mama with the garden...

                                   African Daisies


                         Rose tree of China

                     Shooting stars



Moss garden in Tu-fa planter

Columbine  bud

                                Another Primrose



So I have learned it is better to be a dog in the yard than a bear in the hood.  Happy Summer!


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